If you choose to go with a wheel specific cleaner, read the back, I know there are some variants that are not to be used on powdercoat. others, and i, will tell you that going through machine car washes will make the wheels look super faded, cloudy, and almost white. Is there any type of wax/sealant that can be applied to them to help keep them clean? It works better than wax for car paint which can cloud or discolor your matte painted wheels. Meguiar's G36516 Paint Protectant - 16 oz. 2 Microfiber Towels. We'll now cover specific cleaning instructions for different wheel finishes. Enjoy the new wheels Is there any wax or sealer I can use on them to protect them since I am going to use them during the winter. Custom matte wheel finishes are difficult to clean. Keeping your car's wheels clean is one of the most impactful tasks you can do to keep your vehicle looking like new. I'm looking @ a set of factory reproduction 20 x 9 Charger rims with. 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Since brake dust is corrosive, the dust can stain the finish and cause permanent damage. Any info will help. I was hoping to get the community's input here on 20" Matte Black vs Gloss Black wheels from tsportline for a while Model X. oz. I second getting some sort of coating on the wheels to help future cleaning. Wheel Guard is a full-synthetic acrylic formula that bonds directly into the pores of painted and polished metal surfaces, protecting them from the environment so contamination cannot stick to the wheel. NEW UPDATED VIDEO:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4pjnKcewAcCustom matte wheel finishes are difficult to clean. It keeps the hard stuff from sticking to it. 303 Marine Aerospace Protectant - Ultimate UV Protection - Keeps vinyl, rubber, and plastic looking new, longer, 16 fl. (30340CSR), Sprayway Glass Cleaner Aerosol Spray, 19 oz (Packaging May Vary), JUST INTRODUCED! MPT (MPT142 Classic Polish and Finish - 16 oz. Wheels – hard-working components that need special looking after. Dupli-Color Shadow Chrome Black-Out Coating Kit (SHD1000). Perhaps I didn't buff off well enough. But running around the car in circles won’t make it any faster. On top of that, there’s the fact that your car has four wheels. Fastest easiest way to keep your tires looking clean is Meguiars Hot Tire Spray. I never had a set before and am wondering what the best way would be clean and protect them. Most chrome and alloy rims can be cleaned with those fancy rim cleaner sprays, but not a flat black painted rim. Id like to shine them up nicely, and ive red that GWC messes with flatte colored wheels (leaves a white haze). 2,010 Posts #2 • Oct 29, 2015. Wolfgang Concours Series WG-3700 Uber Rinse Less Wash, 16 fl. Its a lot easier to keep clean and look about the same. First off, is this true? oz. However, it's best to only use a black wax if your rims are glossy, not matte. You really only want it if you care a lot about your car or don't give a shit at all, which excludes almost everyone. If you work on your wheels after cleaning the rest of your vehicle, keep a bottle of automotive paint cleaner handy to wipe up any overspray from wheel cleaners or polishes that gets on your paint. TARX works great at dissolving tar if you have tar deposits on your wheel. Cleaning and degreasing tires can be easy but a dirty job none the less. I know there are alot of you guys with the matte black wheels. Second off, if so, what could I use to clean matte finished wheels? Are their pros and cons of each or is it all just personal preference? Chemical Guys WAC_118_16 JetSeal Paint Sealant & Paint Protectant with UV Protection & Hydrophobic Properties (16 oz), 25 PC PLASTIC RAZOR BLADES Tint Pinstripe Decals Stickers No Scratch. I've looked at their pictures on their site which are helpful, but I feel like you really need to see them in person to decide. You may not realize it but your wheels take a much worse beating than your paint on a day to day basis. Using the right products and tools can help you clean your tires and keep them looking clean … For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The wheels were definitely clean when I put Jetseal on. What is the best way of cleaning them? I would dry with a nice microfiber or blow them out. This abrasive brake dust is not only ugly and difficult to clean; it’s corrosive. Amazing Roll-Off Multi-Purpose Cleaner 32 oz. Jul 7, 2010 at 9:49 PM #2. Well they can rest easy - the bottom line is that matte black surfaces are very easy to clean and can keep their stunning velvet finish for a lifetime with these few simple tips. I wouldn't mind if a sealant would give them a little more of a low shine to the wheels. Sonax 202241-755 Hybrid NPT Paint Cleaner/Cleaner Wax, 16.9 fl. On this episode of Wheel School, we teach you how to keep your car wheels clean. Alternatively, you can use a rub-on wax. Very lengthy and careful cleanup. Wash the wheel again with the two bucket method. In powder coating terms the standard wheels are matt ie 30%gloss. The appeal of matte black taps and bathroom fittings Whether you painted your vehicle's rims flat black yourself, or purchased them painted, you may wonder how to clean them. First, you will feel dizzy after a while. So I applied some sonax wheel cleaner washed off then followed with Iron-X just to be sure. Any help would be great, thanks. Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Sant919, Jul 9, 2017. Get satin black instead of flat/matte black. Clean wheels help prevent damage. PackCon, Jul 10, 2017 Aside from the hatch/lid/rear bumper, the wheels are the dirtiest portion of the vehicle. The car is decently clean but the front wheels are black as coal, obviously never washed. Certain designs are better than others, but grit collects on wheels bad. It works great and def is way more convienent than trying to use some type of tire polish. Keep two buckets while washing — one for a soapy mixture and the other for keeping only clean water to avoid mixing. Since flat black rims are not finished the same way as chrome or alloy rims, they should not be cleaned the same way. Second, you don’t want the water, soap, and chemicals to get dry every time before you pass to the next phase. I think it was the jetseal that left the hazy residue. Hey guys, ive got the TSW Nurburgring wheels in matte gunmetal color. So much so, most of the inquiries we’ve received lately have been for matte finishes. Because of this, make sure to use the Dr. Beasley's Matte Wheel Cleaning Kit with every car wash for optimal protection. I suppose if you use those harsh spray on/rinse off products, and never touch the wheels you're fine, but I do not. I went over them with iso alcohoI and it was coming off with some effort. 1 Matte Wheel Seal. Matte paintwork and wraps are very sensitive to brake dust, dirt, grime, and normal detailing products. I'm planning on getting my hyper black rims in my srt 392 painted in matte black by a reputable local guy after I get the car (i.e.- standard hellcat rim from last year). http://www.amazon.com/MeguiarS-Megu-Shine-Spray-G12024/dp/B000X0CBKO, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Black Magic 120066 Bleche-Wite Tire Cleaner, 32 oz. Not only can their appearance make or break the look of a vehicle but their condition can also significantly impact on resale values. Never ran into that problem before with jetseal. Pinnacle Natural Brilliance PIN-312 Souveran Paste Wax, 8 oz. i use a liquid polish from the ice series of turtle wax (i believe its turtle, i dont remember), and im able to get them back to a deep matte black that stays sexy for days after. ! Quick Tip on how to clean and keep clean your black wheels! Especially if you do a lot of city driving. Riders are gung-ho for matte, especially matte black as I noted above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Or, your regular car soap and water will work just fine if you keep a coat of wax on them and try to clean them weekly. Turtle Wax T-520A Bug and Tar Remover, Trigger - 16 oz. The process of cleaning your wheels is pretty long. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Cleaning Wheels With Matte Finish: ... bakes into a hard coating that's difficult to remove. I've had matte black wheels and a matte black race car for 5 years now. Poorboy's World Liquid Natty's Blue Wax 16 oz. Get satin black instead of flat/matte black. Is there any specific care and cleaning instructions I should follow afterwards? Metropolitan Vac 'n' Blo Compact Vacuum - Model VNB-83BA, Speed Wipe Quick Car Detailer | Chemical Guys, Chemical Guys Acc_130 Professional Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Bottle and Sprayer, 32 oz. Matte Wheel Cleaning Kit Includes: 1 Matte Wheel Cleanser. Air Force Master Blaster Revolution with 30' Hose MB-3CDSWB-30 MB-3CD SWB-30. why it does it....i couldnt tell you. All the residue is gone now. Below is a quick post not about matte vs glossy, but about the basic differences between glossy and matte finishes. if you go the matte route, just dont get alarmed when you see them like that for the first time. Left there long enough, it will begin to corrode the clear coat that protects your rims. Forum; Detailing; Main Detailing Forum; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. oz. Whatever you do, dont let the wheels get too far into neglect, or you wont be able to bring them back to clean condition again. Also, each individual tool included can be used between washes or details to keep it clean. It also helps to prevent the contamination of clean soap bucket. 1 Wheel Brush. JavaScript is disabled. Either way, consider using a black wax to keep the wax from leaving white streaks on your black wheels. Its a lot easier to keep clean and look about the same. Matte wheels are very hard to clean. Tires can accumulate dirt, grime, grease and anything foul that may lie on the road as the tires rotate day in and day out. Washing the mitt in plain clear water after cleansing the car with soapy water helps the mitt to wiggle out. Not surprising then, that a considerable amount of product advice calls the UF Team answer, involve the correct use of wheel cleaners and sealants. Thanks . oz. It’s not the fact that it’s dirty that drives me nuts, it’s the carnage going on underneith that dirt. Brake dust is the result of using your brakes – the grayish-black particles that collect on your wheels. 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